Chloe Charles Psychodynamic Counsellor (BACP Accredited) Individuals & Couples

Chloe Charles Psychodynamic Counsellor (BACP Accredited) Individuals & Couples

The Charles Practice
31 College Green

07577 829 661

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About me

My name is Chloe Charles and I am a MBACP registered, accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor based in Bristol City Centre. You may be looking for a counsellor to help you or someone else through a difficult time. Making the decision to see a counsellor is the first step, the next one is to find the right one.

What can I help with?
As an experienced psychodynamic counsellor, I have successfully helped individuals and couples who have experienced difficulties with:

  • Gender identity
  • Sexuality
  • Transitions
  • Self-harm & suicidal ideation
  • Sexual, emotional, physical, financial and psychological abuse
  • Stress & anxiety (social, generalised and specific)
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders & addiction
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Relationship issues
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Attachment disorders
  • Low self esteem & confidence
  • Anger management
  • PTSD & trauma

Specialist areas
I have previously worked as a Step 3 High Intensity Trauma Therapist for an IAPT service in Bristol. In my private practice I have a specialist interest working with gender identity and sexuality, embracing equality and diversity as a LGBTQ-affirmative therapist.

What can I offer you?
Within my practice, I am committed to providing therapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. I can offer short term or long term counselling depending on what is right for you. I adhere to the BACP code of conduct to provide a professional respectful service.

Where am I?
I own and run The Charles Practice, on College Green Bristol. My practice is conveniently located and very close to public transport links.

The Charles Practice, 31 College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TB

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified accredited therapist trained in psychodynamic approaches and interventions. I aim to work with each individual and couple as appropriate depending on your needs and experiences.

I previously worked at The Practice Rooms in Clifton, offering private, long term, open ended psychodynamic counselling. Additionally, I worked at The Rock Clinic in Brighton with adults, offering short term and opened ended psychodynamic counselling.

To keep up to date with the BACP standard, I undertook the following training:

  • 2019 - Focus on unity- The Mary Clegg clinic programme of couple's therapy
  • 2019 - Working with the Couple dynamic- Vision for the future
  • 2019 - Working with the Couple Dynamic- Sexual Dysfunction
  • 2019 - Working with the Couple Dynamic- Communication & Conflict
  • 2018 - Introduction to EMDR
  • 2018 - Working with transgender identified partners
  • 2018 - Safeguarding
  • 2018 - Working with sleep cycles
  • 2018 - Working with long term health conditions
  • 2018 - Working with young people and gambling additions
  • 2017 - Working with grief
  • 2017 - Working with addiction
  • 2016 - Sexuality & gender in the therapy room
  • 2016 - Child exploitation training
  • 2016 - EACH - Educational Action Challenging Homophobia
  • 2016 - Initial Child Protection - Bristol Children Safeguarding Board
  • 2015 - WRAP - Train the Trainer Training for Prevent Agenda
  • Professional Qualifications:
  • Advanced Clinical Practice in Couple Therapy
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Counselling Concepts
  • BSc Psychology Degree

The quality of my training:
Choosing a counsellor can be a daunting process, but it's important you know how qualified your counsellor is and understand the quality of their training. I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) a professional body. In order to obtain membership from the BACP, you must meet certain professional criteria. I have fortnightly clinical supervision and weekly reflective practice to ensure I am adhering to the ethical code of BACP. For more information please go to the BACP website.

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  • Counselling sessions are 50 minutes long.
  • individual sessions cost £50 and couples cost £80.
  • Cash or card is payable at the end of each session, or block payment via bank transfer if you prefer.

I openly welcome discussions around EAP contracts, encompassing the GAD7 and PHQ9 scoring system.

Further information

What can counselling help with?
Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows the individual to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential environment. Counselling aims to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable.

Taking a psychodynamic approach stresses the importance of the unconscious and past experience in shaping current behaviour. You will be encouraged to talk about your childhood relationships with your parents and other significant people. My role is to focus on the client/therapist relationship, particularly the dynamics. The psychodynamic approach is derived from psychoanalysis, but usually provides a quicker solution to emotional problems.

What can counselling help with?

  • Home or work related stress
  • Coping with a relationship breakdown
  • Dealing with feelings of depression
  • Social anxiety
  • Exploring sexual identity
  • Dealing with periods of transition
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Coping with fears/phobias
  • Current or historic abuse
  • Resolving identity confusion
  • Low self-esteem
  • Trauma
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Self harm

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS1 5TB

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


Days & evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme